An Alpine Adventure: Bikepacking on gravel from Torino to Nice

Would you say “Yes,” if someone suggested bikepacking roughly 700 km (435 miles) from Turin, Italy to Nice, France.  On the ride, you’d wind your way through the Alps and camp a bit along the way.  In Christian Smith’s case, the answer was, “Yes.”  Here is the story of his trip from …

End of the Line: Blackburn Ranger rides the Creeper, arrives at the Atlantic

On April 22, Ivan Kilroe left the Port of Astoria in Oregon on his TransAmerica ride. The final destination? Yorktown, Virginia where he arrived a little less than five months after he first started turning the cranks eastward. Here’s the final leg of his journey in his words and pictures. …

Want to know the difference between a gravel bike and a cyclocross bike?

Rebecca Rusch puts hours and hours on the bike each year, switching between mountain bikes and gravel bikes and even throwing in the occasional fat bike ride. Here she talks about the difference between a cyclocross bike and a gravel bike. .  

The Road to Kanza Ends: Gravel School is in Full Session for Amanda “Panda” Nauman,

There was a lot of drama surrounding last year’s Dirty Kanza 200. I didn’t feel that I needed to contribute to it, so I quietly accepted my performance and moved on. However, I do regret not writing a detailed play-by-play of the race because it’s easy to forget the real …

Road to Kanza: The Aftermath – Thunderstorms, Flat Tires and Pure Grit

All the preparation. All the training. The Road to Kanza had come to an end in Emporia, Kansas. The race was set to begin. With the sun offering just enough early morning light, Amanda, Menso, Zack and Kristin lined up for the 200. Rebecca lined up for the 100. The …